• Locally rooted.
    Globally connected.

    With our high-quality consumer products and innovative industrial solutions, the Lausitzer Group is one of the leaders in the food industry.

In our hundred-year company history, we, the "Lausitzer", have made a name for ourselves with high-quality branded products and innovative industrial solutions in the processing of fruits. The expertise we have gained in both the consumer goods and industrial goods sectors now serves as a basis for the development of new and innovative products. As a true family business, our connection to the region and its people is very important to us. See for yourself.

Maximilian Deharde

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    Our locations.

    Where the good comes from.

    The Lausitzer Group consists of three companies with their locations in Sohland, Steinberg, and Ellefeld. As a medium-sized family-owned company with approximately 170 employees, we have become the largest fruit-processing company in Saxony as well as one of the leading companies in the field of food additives and consumer goods in the fruit and vegetable segment. Each location has its own specialty, whether it's canned goods from Sohland, children's juices from Ellefeld, or mushrooms from Steinberg.

    Environment and Social Engagement.

    Committed to the future through tradition.

    The diverse changes in social, ecological, and societal fields, changing markets, and new technologies create daily challenges. To meet these challenges in harmony with the environment, employees, suppliers, and customers while balancing the present and the future, Lausitzer has committed itself to sustainable corporate guidelines.

    We are certified and work according to the Sedex and Smeta guidelines. Furthermore, we constantly work to improve our carbon footprint. To achieve this, we undergo annual audits and are members of the environmental management network Mari:e.

    Our history.

    How it all began.

    • 1898

      The "Bremer Dampffabrik für ätherische Öle und Essenzen" is founded in Bremen for the production of essences, flavors, and beverage bases for the entire beverage industry.

    • 1901

      Hugo Paul founded the Lausitzer Konservenfabrik "Hugo Paul" in Sohland an der Spree. Over time, the range is expanded to include jams, candied citrus peel, marzipan, and fruit syrup.

    • 1953

      The Lausitzer Konservenfabrik Hugo Paul is expropriated and transferred to the "public property" of the GDR. The VEB Kombinat Obst-und Gemüseverarbeitung Sohland produced well-known products such as the "Lausitzer Orangenperle" and the "Lausitzer Fipse" until 1990.

    • 1978

      In Bremen, the portfolio is expanded to include fruit preparations for the dairy industry and ice cream, bakery and confectionery production, now under the name Sundi GmbH. In 1978, Werner Deharde takes over the company.

    • 1992

      Werner Deharde takes over Lausitzer Fruchtsaft GmbH and Oberlausitzer Fruchthof (Ziko) from Treuhand. In 1999, the Dresden traditional brand "Lockwitzgrund" is added.

    • 1998

      The division of essences and ingredients of Sundi GmbH in Bremen was sold to Universal Flavours (USA) in 1998, while the fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream, and bakery industry were moved to Lausitzer Früchteverarbeitung in Sohland.

    • 2007

      The Lausitzer Früchteverarbeitung becomes a true family business: Maximilian Deharde becomes a partner and joins the company, developing the innovative division "Lausitzer Food Solutions".

    • 2013

      The Rostock jam manufactory "ROKOMA" is acquired, and from then on, jams are produced in Sohland under this name.

    • 2016

      In 2016, the company Ackermann's Haus is acquired, known primarily for the baby food brand Kinella. Production is continued at the Ellefeld location in Vogtland.

    • 2017

      In this year, Lausitzer Früchteverarbeitung was awarded the "Saxony Entrepreneur of the Year" award. This award recognizes many years of hard work - across generations.

    • 2019

      With the acquisition of BWF Beeren-, Wild-, Feinfrucht GmbH in Steinberg, the range of products is expanded to include the brands Waldkauz-Pilze, Metzger Meyer-Eintöpfe and Naturwerk-Suppen, and production is continued at the site in the Ore Mountains.

    • 2022

      The capacity of the Sohland location is expanded with a new steam boiler production line, making the location future-proof in terms of energy.

    • today

      The Lausitzer Früchteverarbeitung GmbH is the largest fruit-processing company in Saxony and one of the leading companies in the field of food additives and consumer goods in the fruit segment.

      Career at Lausitzer.

      Knowing what tastes good. Become part of the Lausitzer Group.

      As a medium-sized family-owned company with over 170 employees at three locations, we have managed to become the largest fruit processing company in Saxony and one of the leading companies in the field of food additives and consumer goods in the fruit sector. One crucial success factor for this are our dedicated employees. To strengthen our team, we are looking for qualified professionals in various areas.

      Quality and Certifications.

      Quality that stands up to any test.

      Highest quality of our products is very important to us. The Lausitzer quality system goes far beyond legal requirements. Ensuring our premium quality begins with the careful selection of suppliers and raw materials.

      Only the best raw materials, freshly harvested, mostly from controlled contract farming, are carefully processed into premium quality products and preserved using gentle methods.

      Lausitzer ensures environmentally friendly and resource-efficient production during the production process. Strict controls already in the field, upon receipt of goods and throughout all stages of production up to the finished product ensure the highest quality and product safety.

      In addition, our facilities are certified for special dietary needs:
      Halal, Kosher, GMO-free (Austria), Baby food.


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